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Fedora 7 Update: sylpheed-2.3.1-5 Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora Ulf Harnhammar (Secunia Research) has discovered a format string vulnerability in sylpheed and claws-mail in inc_put_error() function in src/inc.c when displaying POP3 error reply. Problem can be exploited by malicious POP3 server via specially crafted POP3 server replies containing format specifiers. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious POP3 server.
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-1841
2007-08-27 13:51:36.809376
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Name        : sylpheed
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 2.3.1
Release     : 5
Summary     : GTK+ based, lightweight, and fast email client
Description :
This program is an X based fast email client which has features
like:
o user-friendly and intuitive interface
o integrated NetNews client (partially implemented)
o ability of keyboard-only operation
o Mew/Wanderlust-like key bind
o multipart MIME
o unlimited multiple account handling
o message queueing
o assortment function
o XML-based address book

See /usr/share/doc/sylpheed*/README for more information.

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Update Information:

Ulf Harnhammar (Secunia Research) has discovered a format string vulnerability in sylpheed and claws-mail in inc_put_error() function in src/inc.c when displaying POP3 error reply.

Problem can be exploited by malicious POP3 server via specially crafted POP3 server replies containing format specifiers.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious POP3 server.

Secunia advisory: http://secunia.com/advisories/26550/

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ChangeLog:

* Fri Aug 24 2007 Michael Schwendt  - 2.3.1-5
- Patch POP3 format string vulnerability CVE-2007-2958 (#254123).
- Clarify licence (GPLv2+).
* Fri May 18 2007 Michael Schwendt  - 2.3.1-4
- Backport patch for libsylph to improve/fix handling of escapes
  and quotes in headers.
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #254123
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=254123
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-2958
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2958
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Updated packages:

3165307334f6fadef46f392b8fa7cf05fc0915cb sylpheed-2.3.1-5.ppc64.rpm
b3c9cc7b21883c66847a32689cd9d01d549f2db8 sylpheed-debuginfo-2.3.1-5.ppc64.rpm
853060b527d0ce37e0106188acc4b6be865d754e sylpheed-2.3.1-5.i386.rpm
7c197e4731c7765699b61e438006e3b57f394f04 sylpheed-debuginfo-2.3.1-5.i386.rpm
bfb96422fc613be95235cf9f82de97ee0e0d13b2 sylpheed-debuginfo-2.3.1-5.x86_64.rpm
bdba60e4638e4ca9957d85a304b1c74f05db4974 sylpheed-2.3.1-5.x86_64.rpm
cf31d00b58f08e3b848427142dee84599663a3f3 sylpheed-debuginfo-2.3.1-5.ppc.rpm
22b50b053b5c65a2920532908519b0076c35da5e sylpheed-2.3.1-5.ppc.rpm
f42fad42334085e1830027c41edb8242ab7f1f73 sylpheed-2.3.1-5.src.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
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